Digital Realty announced the launch of NRT12, its second data center at the NRT campus in Inzai City, Chiba Prefecture. NRT12 adds 34 megawatts (MW) of critical IT capacity to the campus, bringing the total to 73 MW to meet the growing demand for scalable, flexible, and AI-ready data centers in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The dual trends of accelerating digital transformation and the use of AI are driving exponential data volume growth in Japan.

As a result, companies are rethinking their IT architectures, taking a data-centric, hybrid IT approach to support complex data flows. This is in turn driving demand for flexible and scalable modern data centers, equipped to support the high-power computing requirements of new technologies such as AI/Generative AI, close to major city hubs like Tokyo where many company headquarters and their users are located. To address those needs, Digital Realty is expanding capacity in the strategically located NRT campus through MC Digital Realty (MCDR), its 50/50 joint venture in Japan with Mitsubishi Corporation.

NRT12 features the same robust and flexible infrastructure as other data centers recently developed by MCDR in Japan - such as the nearby NRT10 in Inzai and KIX13 in Osaka - and is specifically designed to support demanding workloads such as AI/GenerativeAI, machine learning, and virtual reality. NRT12 is designed to offer high-density power of up to 70 kilowatts (kW) per rack, innovative Air-Assisted Liquid Cooling (AALC) technologies, low-latency networks, and high-speed connectivity that enable it to meet the demands of high-performance computing (HPC), machine learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality as well as AI/Generative AI workloads. Additionally, the NRT campus offers Campus Connect, an interconnection service that allows customers to centrally manage complex workflows and orchestrate their hybrid IT infrastructure and AI workloads from a single point.

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